How Many College Students are There in the US?

Answer:   a lot.

For reasons unrelated to my post yesterday I had cause to look up global enrollment figured for US colleges and universities nationwide.  Here are the numbers from National Student Clearinghouse Research Center:

 

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There are reasons that I find it problematic, therefore, to take basically one incident (Kipnis) or even a handful of incidences and build a case for some massive change in the atmosphere of higher education.

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Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter